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Continued: Picture book roundup: Mice, gorillas and a trip to the basement

  • Article by: L.K. HANSON , Special to the Star Tribune
  • Last update: June 25, 2013 - 9:15 AM

Lizi Boyd’s wordless indoors-outdoors traversal of the seasons is a visual treat — imaginative, charming and completely engaging. With spreads alternating between interiors and exteriors, the pages’ die-cut “windows” offer glances into what’s happening on the next page, giving the book a palpable momentum, sure to engender the kind of anticipation that kids always find exciting. Boyd’s sophisticated palette and simple line drawings add to the appeal. (And don’t forget to look for the little white mice.)

L.K. Hanson is a Minneapolis writer and artist. His illustrations appear weekly in the Star Tribune.

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